Tag Archives: children

How to Score Ridiculously Inexpensive Halloween Costumes!

Seeing my little ones in big-bellied Halloween costumes makes my heart go pitter patt! Not only did all three of my kiddos find the exact Halloween costume they wanted this year, but we scored all three of them for under $30 - TOTAL! Want to know my secret? Deseret Industries! Instead of buying a brand new costume, I checked out Deseret Industries selection of like-new items. This cute frog prince costume that turned out to be brand new - $12 buckaroos! And the fun didn't stop there! Read more [...]

Favorite Places to Back to School Shop + Gymboree Giveaway

School starts oh so soon! It's time for back to school shopping. I am excited to share with you a few of my favorite places to shop as well as a fantastic giveaway for Gymboree! 1. ONLINE. Stores like Gymboree are having fantastic back to school sales. I always shop through cash-back sites like Ebates or Shop at Home to get the most bang for my buck. Those two sites usually tell me the best coupon codes available. Nothing beats back to school clothes delivered right to your door! 2. Read more [...]

Emergency Preparedness Photo Tip + 5-day Survival Backpack Giveaway

                                  (Be sure to enter the GIVEAWAY for a 5-day Survival Backpack at the bottom of this post!) Are you you feeling more prepared yet this month? I hope so! Last week I shared how to teach children about preparedness and I am excited to elaborate on one of those tips. Ever since watching The Impossible, a true story about Read more [...]

Healthy Back to School Lunch Tips and Ideas + Lunchblox Giveaway!

                                    This post is sponsored by Intermountain LiVe Well. All opinions are my own.  My Lily loves to pack and take her own lunch to school. Plus I have two preschoolers at home so healthy and fun lunches are a pretty big deal around here. Last week I had the chance to sit down with dietician Mindy Probst from Intermountain Read more [...]

I Love to See the Temple – Ogden Temple Open House

                                      There are few things better than seeing your children in the temple! I am so grateful for the chance to take my children through the temple open houses in Utah before they are dedicated. Lily has been able to visit the Draper Temple, the Brigham City Temple, and now the Ogden Temple. What wonderful experiences Read more [...]

Power My Learning

  My little girl is just like her dad - she loves technology. At six-years-old she can whip through apps much faster than I can. As much as she loves art projects, playing outside, and dressing up as a princess, some days she can't wait to get on the computer and play. As a mom, I want her computer time to be simultaneously fun and educational. That's why I was so excited to try out PowerMyLearning. PowerMyLearning is a free, web-based K-12 learning platform. It has taken thousands Read more [...]

Family Night with Jamba Juice

I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms MeetSM program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms MeetSM blogger, I agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of the product. Today I needed some major Cool Mom Points (CMP). In between salvaging my neglected house from the weekend of sickies and refereeing the children who had Read more [...]

Tips for Hiking with Children

I am so excited to be participating in Girl Love Glam's Summer Fun Series! Be sure to check out all the fun projects and activities at the end of this post! Hiking is one of our little family's favorite activities. With three children under the age of five, my husband and I have learned some tips and tricks to make hiking with toddlers and babies fun for everyone. 1. Practice Makes Perfect.  Before our first hike of the season, we take our little ones out in the backyard or on a walk Read more [...]